Alloy by IBM and SAP enables seamless access to SAP applications and information through IBM Lotus Notes and Domino

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP09-0056
March 10, 2009

 
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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability dates Planned availability dates Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Product positioning Product positioning  IBM  Electronic Services IBM Electronic Services
Statement of direction Statement of direction Prices Prices
Program number Program number Announcement countries Announcement countries
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In the challenging business world today, companies more than ever need to respond to the quickly changing, competitive environment in order to survive. There is no doubt that the world is interconnected and businesses must collaborate to grow and succeed.

Introducing Alloy software by IBM® and SAP

  • Alloy software by IBM and SAP provides organizations the ability to help provide their business users with seamless access to people, processes, and information to help improve productivity.
  • With Alloy software by IBM and SAP, employees can easily access SAP business processes and information within their Lotus Notes® application.
  • Business users are able to remain in their familiar Notes® environment so there is a low learning curve, which helps speed adoption.
  • Organizations can make business users more productive, improve decision making, and increase compliance with corporate policies.

 
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Business users need seamless access to people, processes, and information to improve their productivity. With Alloy by IBM and SAP, business users can easily access SAP business processes and information within their familiar IBM Lotus® environment. The integration provided by Alloy allows business users with access to enterprise information, yet keeps them compliant with their company's policies.

Since business users remain in their familiar Notes environment, there is a low learning curve, which can help speed adoption. As a result, business users can be more productive with improved decision making, and increased compliance with corporate policies.

Alloy ensures rapid deployment without extensive customization to support key business processes yet provides extensibility to support your unique environment.


 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
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March 17, 2009: Electronic software delivery

March 27, 2009: Media and documentation


 
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Description
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Reports management

  • Personalize, schedule, and access reports from SAP Business Suite applications via Lotus Notes while maintaining data security.
  • Share reports with coworkers without violating security, and view reports both online and offline.

Leave management

  • Approve and submit leave requests from the familiar Lotus Notes environment.
  • View contextual information to make approval decisions.
  • Leave requests are processed according to approval guidelines in SAP ERP.

Travel management

  • Approve and submit travel requests from the familiar Lotus Notes environment.
  • View contextual information to ensure cost-effective travel that fully complies with corporate policies supported by SAP ERP.

Workflow decision management

  • In addition to out-of-the-box Leave and Travel Management, Alloy software allows an organization to bring decision steps in any SAP business process. For example, an organization can bring decision steps in recruitment process, hiring process, and so on. Decision steps in any SAP business process can be brought into Lotus Notes with standard configuration.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM Web site

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.


 
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Product positioning
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Alloy provides enterprise integration between SAP data, workflows, and processes with Lotus Notes and Domino®.


 
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Statement of direction
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Alloy is a response to joint IBM and SAP customer demand for tighter integration between the collaborative capabilities of Lotus Notes and the SAP Business Suite. Alloy represents the strategic direction for enterprise integration between IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, and SAP.

For more than 30 years, IBM and SAP have collaborated to bring joint cutting-edge solutions to improve business efficiency at more than 9,000 customer sites. This partnership affirms a strong commitment to our customers.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-U73   1.0.0                        Alloy by IBM and SAP

 
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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Contact your IBM representative for course information.

IBM Software Services for Lotus Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at:

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.


 
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For additional information, refer to

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/alloy/
Software requirements

Alloy will support the following SAP and Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino software:

  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 6.0 Service Pack 14 running on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Service Pack 17 with the Enterprise Service Architecture (ESA) add-on ECC-SE 602, or later
  • SAP Business Warehouse 3.5 Service Pack 23, or SAP Business Information Warehouse 7.0 Service Pack 17 (optional)
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.0.2 on Microsoft® Windows® Vista Business and Enterprise Editions, and Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
  • IBM Lotus Domino 8.0.2 (to host Lotus Domino Alloy Add-On) on Microsoft Windows 2003 Server 32 bit, Standard and Enterprise Editions

The SAP Alloy Add-on 1.0 will require all SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Java™ stack platform constellations, Service Pack 17, or later running on SAP WEBAS 7. For example:

  • IBM AIX® with SAP MaxDB
  • IBM Linux® on System z® with IBM DB2® Enterprise Server
  • Microsoft Windows 64-bit with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Windows 64-bit with SAP MaxDB
  • IBM AIX with Oracle 9.2

Languages supported in Alloy 1.0:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Italian

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

IBM Alloy will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Alloy media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Alloy - Product DVD
  • Soft copy Quick Start Guide is included on the product DVD

The License Information form number for IBM Alloy is L-LSTE-7KGQRK.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.


 
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Ordering information
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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/support/pa.html

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
Alloy by IBM and SAP                Domino/Notes    Notes Client
                                    Servers
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
Alloy by IBM and SAP                  5724-U73   Authorized
                                                 Users

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

Alloy by IBM and SAP

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
Alloy by IBM and SAP
Alloy by IBM and SAP Authorized Users Annual SW S&S      E06S8LL
 Rnwl
Alloy by IBM and SAP Authorized Users Lic + SW S&S 12    D08SHLL
 Mo
Alloy by IBM and SAP Authorized Users SW S&S             D08SILL
 Reinstatement 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Alloy by IBM and SAP V1.0.0
Alloy by IBM and SAP V1.0.0 DVD Media Pack Multilingual  AH10EML

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Alloy by IBM and SAP V1.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
Alloy by IBM and SAP        Alloy by IBM and SAP        AH10EML
Authorized User             V1.0.0 DVD Media Pack
                            Multilingual

 
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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
Alloy by IBM and SAP                      5724-U73   License ID =
                                                     L-LSTE-7KGQRK

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

  • For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Alloy by IBM and SAP: No
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

Yes

For additional information refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
International Passport Agreement
Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply.

Education software allowance does not apply.

Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage.


 
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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/ paoreseller/emea/channelannouncement

 
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Announcement countries
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All European, Middle Eastern and African countries except:

  • Iran
  • Sudan
  • Syria
Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Lotus Notes, Notes, Lotus, Domino, Passport Advantage, AIX, System z and DB2 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Reference to other products in this announcement does not necessarily imply those products are announced, or intend to be announced, in your country. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/

 

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